Sewing Tips: Matching Plaids and Stripes

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Expertly matched plaids and stripes add an extra boost of professionalism to handmade garments, and can also help you avoid any weird stripe-induced optical illusions, ensuring that your clothing ends up looking like it’s supposed to. So, if you need a little bit of help in that area, you’ll definitely want to check out this helpful guide to matching plaids and stripes from The Coletterie!


This guide was written with one of the Colette Patterns dresses in mind, but the tips provided can be applied to just about any sewing project where perfect lines are a must.

Don’t fear the stripe, embrace it with confidence! Click here to see how it’s done.

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Haley Pierson-Cox from Red-Handled Scissors is a maker of crafts, a lover of cats, an avid swearing enthusiast, a cross-stitch book author, and a general purveyor of quirk. She's also sometimes an irritable cartoon named Tiny Cranky Haley.

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